Art Museum Spots in Iwate Area

  • Iwate Museum of Art
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Motomiya Matsuhaba 12-3
    This art museum that opened in 2001 is located in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Paintings and sculptures by artists related to Iwate Prefecture, such as Tetsugoro Yorozu, Shunsuke Matsumoto and Yasutake Funakoshi are on display. In addition, in the permanent exhibition, commentaries by volunteers, collection talk events and other events are regularly held, drawing many tourists to the museum.

    This is a beautiful museum. I was impressed when I stepped into the lobby. When I went there was barely anyone there so I had the museum to myself. There are many exhibits of local artists...

  • Ishigami no Oka Museum of Art
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    Iwate Iwate-gun Iwatemachi Itsukaichi 10-121-21
    Located about 30 minutes towards Ninohe on National Route 4 from the Tohoku Expressway’s Takizawa Interchange, it opened as the first outdoor sculpture museum in Iwate Prefecture, and is next to Roadside Station Ishigaminooka. You can enjoy outdoor exhibitions where you can see nature throughout the four seasons and sculptures, and special exhibitions centered on artists related to Iwate. There is a lavender garden in the outdoor exhibition hall, and about 20,000 plants are in full bloom from late June to early July, when lavender fair is also held. It also holds various workshops including one for dried flowers. In addition, it is certified as a “Koibito no Seichi” (Lover’s Sanctuary). (The outdoor exhibition hall will be closed until early summer of 2020 due to renovation work)

    Iwate-machi is a town of about 14K residents (according to wikipedia), which is somehow able to sustain a beautiful, expansive sculpture garden co-located with a bountiful roadside farmers market...

  • Fukazawa Koko No no Hana Museum
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Konyacho 4-8
    This art museum is located in Konya-cho, Morioka City, devoted to a collection of the works of the Western-style painter Koko Fukazawa and her husband, also a Western-style painter, Shozo Fukazawa. Exhibits of the both painters' works are set up with seasonal themes. Inside the building are Cafe No no Hana, where visitors can pass the time while watching the Nakatsugawa River, and a museum shop.

    It has been awhile since our visit to Morioka, but we are now advising friends planning a trip to Japan to visit there. Since they have an artistic child, the Nonohana Museum will definitely be on...

  • Yorozu Tetsugoro Memorial Museum
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Towacho Tsuchizawa 5-135
    "About two minutes by car from Towa Interchange on the Kamaishi Expressway. An art museum that honors Yorozu Tetsugoro, a painter from Tsuchizawa, Towa-cho, Hanamaki City and one of the pioneers of modern Japanese art. Under the theme of ""Yorozu and Tsuchizawa,"" the museum displays collected work that includes oil paintings, ink paintings, sketches, and other items such as notebooks, letters, photographs, and his personal articles. The Haccho Dozo on the west side of the museum is the earthen storehouse from his family home that was transferred to the site and rebuilt. The gallery holds exhibitions with a focus on contemporary art. The adjacent cafe is open to everyone, not just museum visitors."

    Tetsugoro Yorozu (1885-1927) is one of the most important modern painters of Japan who excelled not only in the Western-style oil painting but also in traditional Japanese black ink painting. One of...

  • Sankozo
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    Iwate Nishiiwai-gun Hiraizumicho Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202
    This is a treasure house located within the precincts of Chusonji Temple in Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi Town, Nishiiwai County. In addition to the 15 scrolls of the Chusonji Sutra, a National Treasure, it contains more than 3,000 Important Cultural Properties, including Buddhist statues from the Heian Period (795-1115) and funerary goods from the Oshu Fujiwara clan.

    金色堂とセットの入場券で入場できます。様々な展示を見て当時の栄華に思いを馳せました。金色堂に行く前に訪れたい場所。ただし修学旅行生が多く結構混雑していました。

  • Runbinii Art Museum
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Hoshigaoka 1-21-29
    A museum located about five minutes by taxi from JR Hanamaki Station. The main focus of the exhibitions is the artwork of people with disabilities. The free Borderless Gallery, a cafe, and a bakery are on the first floor, and the second floor consists of an atelier used by Mayura, a local creative group featuring artists with disabilities. The atelier is open to the public in the morning except on weekends and other times the museum is closed. The shop on the first floor sells original merchandise.

    前回は道路に雪が残っていて、雨が降っていたが、JR花巻駅まで20分前後、道を変えて徒歩で往復した。 今回は車だったし、気になって寄ってみたが、福祉関係の情報量が減っているように思えた。気のせいだろうか。 道路の向かいは高校で、その北側は花巻球場で賑やかだった。 高校は、今回初めて花巻東と気づいた。

  • Kawamura Dessin House
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    Iwate Waga-gun Nishiwagamachi Uenono 39-142-1
    This art museum is located in Uenono, NishiwagaTown, Waga County. It is attached to the Nishiwaga Municipal Kawamura Art Museum, which exhibits works by Isamu Kawamura, a western-style painter from the same town. It has a collection of mainly drawings and exhibits his favorite paints.
  • Nishiwaga Municipal Kawamura Art Museum
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    Iwate Waga-gun Nishiwagamachi Uenono 39-190-2
    This art museum is located in Uenono, Nishiwaga Town, Waga County. It opened with a donation from the Western-style painter Isamu Kawamura, and exhibits a number of works that he made over 30 years. In addition, there is also a drawing hall that mainly exhibits drawings.
  • Menkoi Art Museum
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    Iwate Pref. Oushushi Mizusawa-ku Sakurakawa Higashihiromachi 1-4

    ギャラリーとして見ると、利用がこの建物が適切かどうかとすると適切ではないとしか思えない。 隣のZホールのギャラリーであれば、利用価値は高いだろう。 とりあえず利用料は格安だから、使ってもらえてるようなもの。 でも、セレクションはあまり…

  • Toneyama Kojin Memorial Hall (Toneyama Kojin Memorial Art Museum)
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    Iwate Kitakami-shi Tachibana 15-153-2
  • Hijiri Ai Sono Toy Art Museum
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    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashi-ku Odaki Yokaichi 51-3
  • Hanamaki Toy Art Museum
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Kamicho 6-2
  • Gosho Lake Kawamura Art Museum
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    Iwate Iwate-gun Shizukuishicho Nishi Aniwa 11-55-6
  • Artville Mugyo
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    Iwate Kuji-shi Samuraihamacho Mugyo Dai3-chiwari 36-1
  • Jiyunkobijiyutukan
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    Iwate Pref. Kitakamishi Odori 1-3-1
  • Papillon Art Museum
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Hachimancho 5-16
  • Morinonakanochisana Art Museum gallery Mugon
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    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Matsuoyoriki Dai1chiwari 505-217
  • Oshu Bunko Swords Art Museum
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    Iwate Oshu-shi

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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